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So all of us have done the bible Manhattan SC..We do tons

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So all of us have done the bible Manhattan SC..We do tons [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2009, 18:36
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So all of us have done the bible Manhattan SC..We do tons and tons of SC's before our exam..my question is has anyone defined a step by step approach?I am not talking about naming the chapters here..!(Check for conciseness,parallism,modifier..)
..that is way too vague and elaborate to do in one minute!!Everyone has a certain approach of attacking an SC,all of us do it unconciously,so was wondering if anyone can share their strategy :)

I for one just thought of it..attack every SC with a planned and uniform step by step approach..NOT randomly..so have'nt made a strategy yet..but..

1.parallism(obviously)>>when in doubt ISOLATE the two parts of a sentence if possible.

2.Check for "when">>Everybody knows the rule..then too we make careless errors :( .Hunt for these words at the very beginning so no chance of silly mistakes.

3.it/they/them>>Elimination of couple of wrong choices guaranteed.

4"That">>important for SV error

5.Redundancy.Often forget this one.

Please share your strategies!
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Re: HOW TO APPROACH SC'S [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2009, 07:34
Hi Tejal,
I do not think there is any step-by-step approach for SCs, atleast for me. Verbal is not discrete like mathematics where we can have step1,step2,step3 and then we get the answer as 1 or 0, atleast this is my understanding; people can have different opinions.

So, talking about SCs, I think the best way is to read the options and start getting the hints..check for the differences in each options...those are the biggest hints I guess..and then apply the formula, funda to eliminate...yes POE is the best way to tackle SCs. Sometimes you have to give precedence to rule X over rule Y, and yes, that is where the non-discrete feature of language comes into play :)

All this might sound vague too :)
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Re: HOW TO APPROACH SC'S [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2009, 15:26
I remember reading such a thing somewhere!!Some experts had written..maybe in manhattan forums not sure...:(
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Re: HOW TO APPROACH SC'S [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2009, 16:33
May be Economist is true. U need not follow any specific procedure u can easily find out errors in the options(this comes by practise
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Re: HOW TO APPROACH SC'S [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2009, 17:03
See if you find this useful for hard questions: distribution-of-sc-questions-strategy-85636.html#p641859
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